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's congressional testimony from comedian stephen colbert at a hearing on immigration reform. house majority leader steny hoyer called it inappropriate and a "imembarrassment to colbert." >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,860m, after climbing 197 points on friday. the s&p rose 23 points, and the nasdaq added 54. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei rose 131 points, while in hong kong the hang seng jumped 221. >>> with the dow on track for its best september since 1954, the big question is will this month's surge continue for a fourth straight week. the answer lies with which way the economic data swings. on deck, investors will get an update on consumer confidence and spending along with updated manufacturing reports and a fresh look at home prices. auto sales data for september is also due and should be a little higher this month. >>> coming up on thursday, wall street will get another reading on just how much the economy grew in the second quarter with another look at gross domestic product. a sum of all
and order svu." 11:00 the "bay area news at 11:00." >>> on the hot seat. why stephen colbert is preparing to testify before congress. >>> could human error have talksed "the titanic" to sink? the new claims from a of a e of a high-ranking officer on that ship. and the sacramento politicians just gave these same corporations a new billion dollar handout... paid for by cuts to education and public safety with no guarantee of creating one new job. but we can change this by voting yes on proposition 24. prop 24 repeals the billion dollar giveaway and protects our schools and communities. yes on prop 24. it's time to give us a break... not the big corporations. what were the facts? fact: march 7, 2000. brown asks voters for new mayoral power to appoint school board members. he gets it, and promises better schools. but the drop out rate increases 50%. the school budget goes into a 100 million dollar deficit. the schools become so bad the state has to take them over. it was "largely a bust," he admitted. jerry brown. failure as governor. failure as mayor. failure we can't afford now. >>> a huge
as the comedian stephen colbert brought his fictionalized late-night tv character to an actual congressional hearing where he had been invited to testify about a single day he spent on a farm courtesy of the farm workers union. he was hardly the first celebrity to testify before congress, but nobody had seen anything quite like this before, and there's never been a climate quite like this one before. our white house correspondent savannah guthrie is here with us in our new york studios with more on this to start us off. >> reporter: as is customary in washington, colbert submitted prepared written remarking before his testimony, and they looked straightforward enough. when he sat down to testify, he went off script and into his comedy routine. and not everyone is laughing tonight. on capitol hill today, more evidence of why some americans think washington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert, was billed as an expert witness on farm labor. and testified in character. >> congresswoman asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebr
>>> good morning. showtime. comedian stephen colbert appears before congress testifying at a hearing on immigration. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. >> did his tongue-in-cheek performance mock congress or send an important message? >>> out of control. a florida mom arrest and charged with child abuse after egging on her teenage daughter's catfight. and it was all caught on tape. >>> and bailed out. lindsay lohan is free this morning just hours after a judge ordered her back to jail. we'll have the latest episode for the troubled young actress. today is saturday, september 25, for the troubled young actress. today is saturday, september 25, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm amy robach. a lot of people may have thought they were watching "the colbert report." actually, no, it was a real subcommittee hearing in congress. >> i have to tell you. i didn't know whether to laugh out loud or cringe because it was awkward at times. colbert not the
today. >>> physicist stephen hawking is best known for his complex theories about the universe but now has set the twitter universe on fire in a debate about god. hawking became the top trending topic after an excerpt of his new book presented his beliefs that a creator is unnecessary for the universe to exist. his theory is the creation of the universe was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics to which someone in our newsroom answered, okay, stephen hawking, explain this -- how do you make a pair of cute baby pandas? don't answer that. that's, of course, between two consenting pandas, but this is a cute pair of baby pandas making their debut at a japanese zoo. brother and sister, three weeks old. they have already quadrupled in weight to a healthy 1.5 pounds each. >>> about that story we did recently about teenagers' addictions to cell phones. it was fairly accusatory. then today came this nugget. two-thirds of adults say the phone is either in or next to the bed at night, though the younger you are the more likely that is. 90% of americans between 18 and 29 curl up with th
. >> funny man, serious message. sarcasm meets politics when stephen colbert he's the capitol hill. >>> and usually oprah winfrey hands out the big money prizes. today one of her guests outdoes all of oprah's gifts combined. >>> it is the ultimate urban race that combines brawn with brain. we'll have a preview. >>> and live in san jose, i can tell you if it is hot standing in the shade. you know we'll see a hot weekend around the bay area. temperature may get close to 100 degrees. you can expect for your plansnt is week, the seven-day forecast coming up. our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that. >>> no leniency for lindsay. she is back in jail put to bail. her lawyers are tryi
linking him to the attack. the 39-year-old, stephen broedy is expected to be released sometime today. >>> and the owner of the segway company is dead after falling off of a cliff riding one of the machines. the 62-year-old was testing a cross-country version of a segway near his estate in england sunday when he lost control of it. >>> now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,112 after falling 48 points yesterday. the s&p last 6 points and the nasdaq fell 11. taking a look at overseas trading. tokyo, sank 107 points. in hong kong, the hang seng dropped 230. >>> on the heels of a strong rally yesterday, wall street investors took a pause. however, corporate dealmakers were busy. dallas based southwest airlines bought airtran for $1.4 billion. despite the rumblings of higher ticket prices, airtran soared 61% while southwest shot up nearly 9%. >>> more ma action on the streets. alberta shares jumped after unilever discussed adding v05 to its lineup. >>> elsewhere, overseas, walmart is looking to expand oversees to buy south african retailer m
administration enforcement website. >> a funny take as far as political sat ire from stephen colbert who testified on immigration and even he managed to get a little serious at times. >> swarmed by media, colbert had barely taken a seat when a congressman tried to kick him out for attracting too much attention and detracking from their work. >> i'm not asking you not to talk. i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> he was eventually allowed to stay. he did submit comments and went off script with his wit. >> i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this complicated issue and i hope my star power can bump the hearings all the way up to c-span 1. >> he felt qualified to testify because he spent a dayworking on a farm which was featured on the colbert report. >> you are not qualified. >> thank god! can i go home now? >> he said his experience gave him understanding of why americans don't seek jobs mostly held by migrant workers. >> i break into a cold sweat at the sight of a salad bar. >> he was asked why he took up the cause. >>
. >>> jetblue says flight attendant stephen slater no longer works there. slater, of course, captured the nation's attention last month when he went on a tirade and jumped down the plane's emergency chute. at that time, he was suspended, pending the outcome of an investigation. an airline memo told employees the whole incident did not take into account the harm that could be caused by emergency slides which are deployed with a potentially deadly amount of force. >>> and finally, this morning, the national buffalo wing festival is being held this weekend in the birthplace of this favorite food, buffalo, new york, of course. that's where the wing lovers showed up in droves and there he is, competitive eater, joey "the jaws" chestnut, competed against five-member teams to see who could eat the most wings in seven minutes. chestnut came in second. he ate just under three pounds. the event fittingly sponsored by pepto-bismol. and we should know again, one guy taking on five guys, finishes second. >> yeah. we remember joey just a few months ago. he's the famous hot dog eater over here at coney island.
members of stephen's class of 2014. >> so what's your major. >> some are a little stand offish. >> camera shy are we? >> actually, they're not students. their owners are. >> this is chester. this is corey. >> this one college has allowed pets on campus since 2004. around here, bags aren't always for books. seriescy hall is the school's first dorm entirely populated by more than 40 students and pets. pet central. there's a kennel in the basement complete with a doggie sport. >> standard equipment in this dorm, a lint roller. pressure man megan mcgill is away from her family for the first time. >> what does it mean to have him here with you at college? >> he's like a piece of home. >> nicole crowe is her foster parent while he waits to be adopted from a local shelter. nicole is a transfer student from iowa state university. >> did you have a pet there? >> no, i had a roommate. >> which do you prefer? >> the pet. nothing against the roommate. >> classrooms are pet free zones. when it's class time for the students, their pets can come to doggy daycare. know of any good parties this weekend. s
's emergency rescue of the auto industry. stephen, good morning, i apologize, i was running. >> running is good for you. >> running in and out. why did you write this book? >> because i thought this was an enormous accomplishment by the obama administration. a singular accomplishment for which there was a beginning, a middle and almost an end and i thought the country deserved to understand. >> you're a guy who does not need the money, you do not need the attention, you don't need trouble and you know that you have talked about some of the things in this book that are going to capture some headlines and as a smart guy, you knew those would capture attention. did you think about it? >> i thought people would take a look at the book in its entirety. it was not some effort to telltales or talk out of school. >> but you do include some anecdotes of some interactions that you had with some key members of the administration. rahm emanuel denies some of the things that you say he said in the book, but one thing in particular you talk about buy it was important to bail out gm is that there were thousan
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